UPDATE: Reports are coming in that Dr. West has was released earlier in the night.
Dr. Cornel West, the acclaimed educator, author and activist, was arrested for peacefully protesting in Ferguson, MO on Monday.
The civic demonstration was a part of “Ferguson October,” which has been demanding and end to police misconduct and brutality.
The arrests and overall protests have been heavily shared on social media.
A total of 9 people were arrested according to sources with AllHipHop.
Dr. Cornell West arrested. #ferguson pic.twitter.com/HwlXPLNOqc
— Craig Cheatham (@CheathamWCPO) October 13, 2014